This year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition has come to a close, and the world’s finest have officially received their awards. This prestigious competition highlights the very best in the industry with distinctions in various categories. Dozens of Spanish wines and spirits received accolades across every category.
There were several Spanish winners in the Gold Outstanding category (over 93 points), among them Altos R Pigeage 2014, in Tempranillo/Graciano (Bodegueros y Viticultores Altos de Rioja); and Harveys Pedro Ximénez VORS, in Sherry (Bodegas Fundador). Gold medal winners included Apostoles Palo Cortado VORS, in Sherry (González Byass UK Ltd); Jaime I, in Grape Brandy (Miguel Torres SA); and Protos Reserva 2012, in Tempranillo (Bodegas Protos).
Silver winners included Albret La Viña de mi Madre 2012, in Cabernet Sauvignon (Bodegas Principe de Viana); Apple Pie on the Rocks, in Liqueurs (Licores On the Rocks, SL); Betis Crianza 2014, in Tempranillo (Bodegas of Familia Burgo Viejo SL); and Leonor Palo Cortado, in Sherry (González Byass UK Ltd.).
Bronze winners included Leza Garcia Tinto Familia Crianza 2014, in Tempranillo (Bodegas Leza Garcia); 3c Cariñena 2016, in Cariñena (Grandes Vinos y Viñedos SA); Bodega Cuatro Rayas 4R Verdejo 2016, in Verdejo (Bodega Cuatro Rayas); and Castaño Monastrell Tinto 2016 in Monastrell (Bodegas Castaño SL).
Trophy winners were as follows: the Rioja Trophy went to Altos R Reserva 2012 (Bodequeros y Viticultores Altos de Rioja); the Sherry Trophy went to Harveys Very Old Amontillado VORS (Bodegas Fundador); the Cava Trophy went to Pinord Marrugat Millésime Cava 2011 (Bodegas Pinord SA); and the Novelty/WOW Packaging Trophy went to Padró & Co. Rojo Amargo (Union Vegas, SL)
The prestigious competition held its award ceremony in London, and dozens of Spanish beverages received accolades